Phases 1-6 are progressive and children should move through the phases at an appropriate pace.
Aspect 1: General sound discrimination- environmental sounds
Aspect 2: General sound discrimination- Instrumental sounds
Aspect 3: General sound discrimination- body percussion
Aspect 4: Rhythm and rhyme
Aspect 5: Alliteration
Aspect 6: Voice sounds
Aspect 7: Oral blending and segmenting
-Tuning into sounds (auditory discrimination)
-Listening and remembering sounds (auditory memory and sequencing)
-Talking about sounds (developing vocabulary and language comprehension)
-Enlarge their vocabulary
-Speak confidently to adults and other children
-Reproduce audibly the phonemes they hear, in order, all through the word.
-Use sound-talk to segment words into phonemes.
Children entering school will have experienced a wealth of listening activities, including songs, stories and rhymes. They will be able to distinguish between speech sounds and many will be able to blend and segment words orally.